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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.92
Not much to say...

-Matt Striker defeats CM Punk.
-Hardcore Holly defeats RVD.
-Interupting girls dancing in ring...cue Vince, showing up for the first time in WWECW, invites Elijah Burke out and says he is the future in the New ECW. Originals come out and be his ass.
-Bobby Lashley retains his title via pinfall in a Rumble rematch against Test.

Suprised how long Holly/RVD went. Few missed spots and it seemed like they were moving in slow motion the whole time. Other than that...pretty typical show.

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Yea...as CRZ so nicely added Taker did a cameo, which someone actually called here on the-w, and choke slammed Test while eyeing Bobby Lashley with his respective strap.

(edited by jwrestle on 31.1.07 0246)



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Oh, and The Undertaker made the "I want da belt" hand motion to Lashley. WHAT DOES IT MEAN (besides we'll see 'im Friday)

It seemed to me like somebody (wonder who, VINCE - just kidding, big man...call me) tilted the show long since they had to run their last ad break at 9:59 and probably confuse all the people who just tune in at the top of the hour. It also meant we were deprived actual main event ACTION with more of the match taking place during the commercial break than around it...which may not necessarily have been a bad thing, given that this match wasn't any great shakes when it happened on Sunday, ar ar ar.

Always sad to see someone appear to legitimately injure themselves, then cobble together the scripted finish. If it turns out that Holly's done more than pull something, it'll look pretty stupid that he ended up with a clean pin on Van Dam and then disappeared for months. (Or maybe he'll be just fine and we can forget all about it by next Tuesday!)

Seeing Vince endorsing Cor Von AND Burke in the same hour is probably a step up from calling Cena "mah nigga" on PPV (which thankfully he did not repeat on Sunday).



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.39
So, when Holly beat Punk, it was because he was the bigger "star" (thanks Arn). So, what is the reason for STRIKER to beat Punk? Striker never wins, but he beats CM Punk? WTF.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
The funny thing is, ECW is *killing* Lashley's career. He's totally overexposed as champion, and there's no-one, except maaaaybe Punk, who he can work with to help improve his in-ring stuff. If the purpose of ECW now is, as Meltzer has said, to make Lashley a big star, then it's going to fail miserably.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.26
I tuned in only because of VKM and what he was going to do. Which is sad because he is the reason I turn off RAW.

Anywho, the show was Ok but I hate the direction it is taking. Punk and RVD both NEED to win to keep viewers interested. If both keep winning then an eventual showdown between the two would mean something and would be a match I would be interested in seeing. Test is awful and should only be used in tag matches where he can play the enforcer and then eat the pin.

The ECW originals coming out to beat Burke (who was so mediocre on the mic that I hope does not come back to haunt him) was the highlight for me. But where was RVD?

And finally, those carbon cutter dancers (Kelli Kelly and her nitwit friends) were SO bad at dancing that I laughed the whole time. My wife, who was reading, even looked up when they were on and noticed how out of sync their dancing was and how bad they looked doing it. I totally agreed and was so releved when VKM came out. These girls are so bad it is funny. They remind me of the NITRO Girls except they are worse!





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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
I heard CM Punk was in the doghouse for backstage 'disrespect' or something, but that could also be wrong.

Having RVD and Punk lose on the same night to two average guys doesn't seem like a good idea for long term business.

I was also hoping Vince was going to do more than he did.

I guess this show was a little better than what we've been getting since there was more bell to bell time, but saying it was a little better isn't saying a whole lot either.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
I know Punk has a lot of fans from his indy work, but I absolutely hate ECW's CM Punk. His matches are boring; they all work out almost exactly the same. I can't tell you how tired I am of his finishing sequence. Conversely, I'm a big fan of Matt Striker. I find his work in the ring to be fairly inventive, I was big on last night's ring psychology (Striker working the neck, of all body parts), and he really sells his gimmick. So unless Punk's going to freshen up his ringwork (or whoever is putting together his matches together), then it's just fine with me if he keeps on losing.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22

I couldn't stop watching the show last night because it was such a trainwreck.

While I like the idea of having the ECW Originals possibly feud with the "new breed" of ECW, I have a feeling that the originals will just get squashed.

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.19
The Holly/RVD match was a good, long match. His loss and Punk's underscored Vince's embarrassment of the ECW guys, as they lost to folks who were in the WWE beforehand. The Striker/Punk match wasn't bad either, but Tenken347's right: Punk is working with a stale formula, and Striker's top-rope neckbreaker looked innovative by contrast.

The Test/Lashley match, if I'm not too far off, was virtually the same match they had last Tuesday, and this inexplicable feud has drained momentum away from the belt. Who's the most interesting ECW character now? CorVon, if only because he's got relative novelty.

Still, I don't see the use in firing Paul if they're just going to continue the Old vs. New angle. And couldn't Vince have given his bodyguards the riot gear?



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After last night's show I feel like I know Matt Striker in a very intimate way, and I really had no desire to know him like that. Between that and what appeared to be a rip or some sort of odd looking crease in the ass of his trunks I couldn't even begin to focus on that match.

As for the rest...I tried with this show. I watched basically every episode since it began, but I think I'm done with it. It got removed from the list of Series Recordings on the DVR, and I can't really see myself watching it anymore unless absolutely nothing is on. I can't justify the time watching a promotion where the big pushes are going to Monty Brown/Marquis Cor Von (who is not terrible, but seems better than he is due to the crap surrounding him), Test, Bob Holly, and Bobby Lashley.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.59
I was so hoping Vince's appearance would of been something cool like.....

Moving the cruiserweights to ecw............

Moving Benoit or Finlay or Regal/Taylor or anyone who can "work" over to take out the Originals.........

Introducing the new GM of ECW.........Eric Bischoff, to piss off us smarks and introduce a new uber-heel

But alas, we got Elijah Burke, who I like a lot from his OVW days, who got elevated and buried in under 5 minutes

(edited by majikx on 31.1.07 1201)
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.79
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    I know Punk has a lot of fans from his indy work, but I absolutely hate ECW's CM Punk. His matches are boring; they all work out almost exactly the same. I can't tell you how tired I am of his finishing sequence. Conversely, I'm a big fan of Matt Striker. I find his work in the ring to be fairly inventive, I was big on last night's ring psychology (Striker working the neck, of all body parts), and he really sells his gimmick. So unless Punk's going to freshen up his ringwork (or whoever is putting together his matches together), then it's just fine with me if he keeps on losing.


We were talking about this during the Rumble. I just don't get the appeal of Punk. I have seen a lot of his RoH stuff, even his TNA days. While he has had some good matches in RoH, they didn't blow me away. And he has done nothing in ECW to warrant his continued popularity. Perhaps WWE is realizing this too, considering his recent losses.
His greasy look is much more suited for a heel, which worked better for him in RoH, in my opinion.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47

    he has done nothing in ECW to warrant his continued popularity.


Yeah, that's WWE's impeccable thinking. He shouldn't be over, because we didn't intend for him to be, so we'll make sure he isn't anymore.

Matt Striker is shit, but he's a good talker with a punchable face. He should be a manager. Managing Test. "I give you ... Test!"
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.85
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro

    Matt Striker is shit, but he's a good talker with a punchable face. He should be a manager. Managing Test. "I give you ... Test!"


I don't reckon Striker's "shit" cause i get a kick out of him and his matches are always watchable for me, however...

This idea of Test with Striker is absolute gold!! It writes itself dammit. A school teacher setting a 'Test' for the other extremists.

Striker: You have no chance of passing this TEST!



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro

      he has done nothing in ECW to warrant his continued popularity.


    Yeah, that's WWE's impeccable thinking. He shouldn't be over, because we didn't intend for him to be, so we'll make sure he isn't anymore.

    Matt Striker is shit, but he's a good talker with a punchable face. He should be a manager. Managing Test. "I give you ... Test!"


I hate fantasy booking, I just hate it

... but that is such a fucking great idea that I could almost see it turning around the whole show. It could create the big heel that a wrestling show needs to get the crowd firmly behind all the faces that go against him.
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.13
F'N SHAPIRO: Matt Striker is shit, but he's a good talker with a punchable face. He should be a manager. Managing Test. "I give you ... Test!"

And you're just going to keep saying it until they DO it, ain't you?

BigDaddyLoco:... but that is such a fucking great idea that I could almost see it turning around the whole show. It could create the big heel that a wrestling show needs to get the crowd firmly behind all the faces that go against him.

IT'S FUCKING TEST!!!!

Although, it would be cool to see him Main Event the Hammerstein

FLEA

(edited by RYDER FAKIN on 1.2.07 1844)


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Striker is gold on the mic. Anything he does is priceless. I'd love to hear him play the straight man, as opposed to the sarcastic, intellectual heel that he's pretty much perfected.

I really liked his work on the Power 25 countdown.



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